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Ouzo 12

Ouzo 12
Anise Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23
Best Buy

Ouzo 12
Anise Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of black jelly bean, lemon zest, white flowers, and poppyseed and black pepper with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry medium body and a tingling, delightful, very long finish imparting notes of anise, star anise, gentian root, and sassafras. For the consumer that loves anise, this is a very well made and balanced liqueur.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black jelly bean, lemon zest, white flowers, and poppyseed and black pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of anise, star anise, gentian root, and sassafras
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Very Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: For the consumer that loves anise, this is a very well made and balanced liqueur.

The Importer

Campari America

The Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-207-4350

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Anise Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Anise-Flavored Spirits can vary widely in style depending on the country of origin. They can be dry or very sweet, low or high proof, distilled from fermented aniseed or macerated in neutral spirit. In France, Anis (as produced by Pernod) is produced by distilling anise and a variety of other botanicals together. Pastis is macerated, rather than distilled, and contains fewer botanicals than Anis. In Italy, Sambucca is distilled from anise and botanicals, but is then heavily sweetened to make it a liqueur. Oil of fennel (also known as green anise) is frequently added to boost the aroma of the spirit. Greece has a drier, grappa-like liqueur called Ouzo, which is stylistically close to pastis.